By Jumah Nsubuga
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council in partnership with UNICEF yesterday launched Family Health Days in Kampala district.
The launching ceremony was held at Kitintale Masjid Noor in Nakawa Division.
While addressing hundreds of Muslims and non-Muslims who turned up to get free medical services, the deputy Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Khatwib Mukuluwakika who officiated the launch commended UNICEF for supporting the initiative which he said will save many lives.
He also said that the exercise is one of the fruits of UMSC’s efforts towards unity and development.
“UMSC is taking free and much needed services near to the people so that those who cannot afford the paid services can also benefit” He noted.
Meanwhile Doctor Flavia Mpanga Kaggwa a health specialist in charge of family health days at UNICEF Uganda applauded UMSC for being the first faith based institution to bring family health days to Kampala.
“At UNICEF we always do our best to bring services nearer to the people by working with religious institutions” She said.
Elsewhere the mayor of Nakawa division Mr. Kalumba Ben emphasized prevention and urged all the people of Nakawa to go to their nearest participating Mosques and be treated.
The Deputy RCC Nakawa Division urged the public to always go for regular medical checkups.
“President Museveni wants people who work, but you cannot work when you are sick, that is why you must make use of family health days to the maximum” She said.